20th Jan, 2019

Magnificent seven helps Racing advance to FA Vase opening round

FOOTBALL: RACING Club Warwick marched into the first round proper of the FA Vase following a dominant performance against Coventry Copsewood.

After edging Copsewood by a goal to nil earlier this season, another close contest was predicted at Townsend Meadow in pleasant autumn sunshine.

With Price and top scorer Knight both missing, Racing reshuffled their front line and brought in Kavanagh and Cole to lead the charge.

Racing were unfortunate not to take an early lead when Cole’s strike was saved, to the applause of former Racing keeper Ben Foster.

The resulting corner was forced out, but Leaver drilled the ball home from the edge of the box to hand Racing the lead.

Just a minute later and a shell-shocked Copsewood conceded a second.

Vadasz put in a well-judged cross, allowing Church to head home and double the home side’s lead.

Church then swapped roles to assist Kavanagh, who scored on 25 minutes.

The game turned into a forgone conclusion before the half time whistle had even sounded as Cole scored Racing’s fourth.

Tight defending from Coventry Copsewood’s back unit only prevented Racing from adding a fifth moments into the second half.

And the visitors used their newly found confidence to register their first goal on 63 minutes.

But it was only to be a consolation goal as Cole confirmed his hat-trick while Kavanagh added his second as Racing won 7-1.

 

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